Superior Function and Surgical Outcomes with IM Nail/Knowles Pin Fixation vs Plate Fixation
Plate fixation versus intramedullary nail or Knowles pin fixation for displaced midshaft clavicle fractures: A meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.Medicine (Baltimore). 2020 Sep 25; 99(39): e22284.
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Twelve randomized controlled trials including a total of 839 patients were included in this meta-analysis comparing intramedullary nail/Knowles pin fixation to plate fixation. Pooled outcomes of interest included Constant scores, Disability of the Arm Shoulder and Hand (DASH) scores, the risk of non-union, revision/re-intervention, re-fracture, infection and removal rate, operative time, incision ...
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